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Letting Go Of What You Can’t Control

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Hannah Castillo
Mental Health Counselor
Understanding the concept of the sphere of control can help you learn to identify which things are truly within your control and learn to accept which things you have no control over.
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12 reflections
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Erin
Control
I learned a good mental exercise for determine what I can and can’t control. Mental imagery of the spheres helps with classification and direction of effort.
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Lola
Things I can’t control
I can only take care of things I can control, not another person’s feelings
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Tracey
Things I can’t control
Very helpful to learn most things are out of my control so why stress about them. I must learn to appreciate this and let the thoughts go especially other people’s thoughts as I have no control over them.
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James
Letting go of things you can’t control
The Only thing Controlled by You is WHAT YOU SAY and WHAT YOU DO 🙏🏿
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Rachel
I felt a sense of agreement and relief
I learned that which I already knew and was working on, needing to let go of a false sense of control.
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Roger
I felt an association
It is a good practice in life to work on this rings I’d like to see more info on this technique
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Kathy
Control
I learned that I either have complete control, influence, or no control. Once I determine the sphere I’m in, act accordingly.
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Keith
Realization
being able to recognize and categorize controllables allows for navigating negative uncontrollable stress
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Kate
Put in perspective!
This refocus and realization was very helpful in reminding myself what is in my control and what isn’t in my control. This strategy/understanding will definitely help in reducing my anxiety and stress.
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Jkt
Who me m? Do i want to control
Worry and control - I hadn’t put the two together but now I can easily see where one drives the other like a two horse team. I’m giving them free rein in my outer world relationships. Saying the Serenity Prayer / doing a reality check by asking myself these questions is responsible and develops me and I can probably stop sone of the undercurrents of anxiousness.
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Jose
The circles
Control or influence is where I can put in work Outside of that the ocean of frustration must be let go of.
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Janna
Letting go of what I can’t control
This reminds me of the serenity prayer to except the things that I cannot change and to understand the things I can change and the wisdom to know the difference! Whenever I let go to the things that I can’t get for all makes much easier to stay mindful about the things that I can’t control and therefore I don’t have to be anxious or worry about things that I don’t have to worry about! It makes for a much simpler day!